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Benedict Hangiriza


First Language(s): Rutagwenda
Second Language(s): English


Benedict Hangiriza lives in Kampala-Uganda. His poems have so far appeared/are forthcoming in Bacopa Literary Review, Spare parts Lit, Swim Press, The Kalahari Review and Writers Space Africa.


What was your favorite book as a child?

My favorite book as a kid was Gulu-Gulu Goes To School by Shelley Davidow.

What was the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

My biggest motivation to get into creative writing is from reading other people's works and then feeling moved. The power that words possess when they are out into writing.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

My most thrilling experience is from the few times I have gone mountain climbing. The feeling of how so small we are when we are standing at high altitudes.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I sometimes listen to indie folk when I'm writing. It creates this vacuum in my mind where ideas can freely fall in.


Chain Of Supply
Issue Fall '23

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Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
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